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    VCDL license plate ???

    A couple of years ago I remember the VCDL trying to get enough people to pre-purchase a VCDL license plate in order for DMV to approve it. They didnt get enough takers.
    Any plans on trying again?
    With this website, VaGunTrader, and VaGunForum we stand a much better chance of getting enough pre-purchases to make this happen.

    What do you guys think?

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    It's worth a try. See is VCDL has time for another run next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    It's worth a try. See is VCDL has time for another run next year.
    Resubmitted the idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VaGunTrader View Post
    A couple of years ago I remember the VCDL trying to get enough people to pre-purchase a VCDL license plate in order for DMV to approve it. They didnt get enough takers.
    Any plans on trying again?
    With this website, VaGunTrader, and VaGunForum we stand a much better chance of getting enough pre-purchases to make this happen.

    What do you guys think?
    Personally, I wouldn't get one, but I can understand why some people would.

    I have a general rule of not putting any bumper stickers or other identifying items on my car (unless I have to, such as a parking permit). I've known too many people who have had cars vandalized by someone because of a political message on their bumper. I'd much rather remain anonymous until and unless I want to stand out in the crowd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grylnsmn View Post
    Personally, I wouldn't get one, but I can understand why some people would.

    I have a general rule of not putting any bumper stickers or other identifying items on my car (unless I have to, such as a parking permit). I've known too many people who have had cars vandalized by someone because of a political message on their bumper. I'd much rather remain anonymous until and unless I want to stand out in the crowd.
    *puts on grumpy old man costume*

    Then why not just let those that want to buy one do so, without all the negatvity? Nobody is going to sneak up some night and put one on your automobile against your will.

    *removes grumpy old man costume*

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    He didn't say anything about prohibiting anyone else from doing so. In fact he said he understands that others may want to do something that he chooses not to do.

    Don't be so grumpy.

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    16% of plates issued in Virginia are vanity plates - Virginia leads the nation.
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat...typlates_N.htm
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    I would sign-up for one in a heartbeat. It would give me a good reason to get rid of my NRA plate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VaGunTrader View Post
    What do you guys think?
    More than one of my friends does not like the VCDL magnets/stickers/etc because of the logo. The most boisterous of those friends says she thinks it makes VCDL look like a militia group instead of a gun rights group. Minutemen were members of teams of select men from the American colonial partisan militia during the American Revolutionary War. They provided a highly mobile, rapidly deployed force that allowed the colonies to respond immediately to war threats, hence the name. I am personally indifferent on the logo.

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    I'm one of those folks who is not a fan of the VCDL logo. I agree that it makes VCDL look like a militia group. It's a turn off to a lot of people for that reason. If the VCDL logo was put on the license plate... count me out. Sorry. I LOVE the organization, but hate having to explain that I'm not a member of a militia group.

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    The only gripe I've ever had with the logo was the historical inaccuracy of a left-handed musket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    *puts on grumpy old man costume*
    Whaddaya mean "puts it on"?

    Isn't that costume permanently attached?
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    The only negative for me is the space on the plate that the logo would take up. My plate is my first name then a space and then the first letter of my last name. That takes up all of the maximum of 8 characters (7 + 1 space) on a VA plate, and I have no desire to change what is on it as it has a relevent meaning for me. One that just says "guns save lives" or "http://www.vcdl.org" across the bottom of the plate, but still allows the full 8 characters, I'll pre-order one of those.

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    how about the orange circle with guns save lives ?

    Whatever it would take to get enough members to sign up

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    If not the vanity tag, how about a license plate bracket?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    If not the vanity tag, how about a license plate bracket?
    That's actually a very good idea Grapeshot.
    No approval needed, can be removed if needed, as many letters and graphics as will fit, can have different styles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    That's actually a very good idea Grapeshot.
    No approval needed, can be removed if needed, as many letters and graphics as will fit, can have different styles.
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    I being thinking about having one made at one of those shops in the mall.
    The magnet/bumper stickers don't bother me and I haven't had any negative issues yet.
    I do notice I get followed alot but that's been happenig since before I can remember, whether I'm driving or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    If not the vanity tag, how about a license plate bracket?
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot
    If not the vanity tag, how about a license plate bracket?
    I'd have a couple of those if they existed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    If not the vanity tag, how about a license plate bracket?
    Sounds like a job for:

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    Good idea, Grape!

    To get an idea of what can be done with a license plate frame try: http://www.twochicks.com/

    I think they got the name from those chick sillouettes on the back of big rig mud flaps.
    Last edited by 2a4all; 11-15-2011 at 05:58 PM.
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    Well,,,

    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    If not the vanity tag, how about a license plate bracket?
    Just quoting you so you will see my,,,
    Happy birthday wish!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1245A Defender View Post
    Just quoting you so you will see my,,,
    Happy birthday wish!!
    Take good care of yourself.
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    I'd be game for a license plate bracket as well, but a plate would be awesome!
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    I too am interested in revisiting the effort to get VCDL plates. Frames would be nice but seeing our logo on the DMV web site is a further testament to our influence as a group.

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